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Campaign launched to cease assisted suicide

Campaign launched to cease assisted suicide


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A nationwide marketing campaign has been launched within the run-up to the overall election asking parliamentary candidates to face in opposition to assisted suicide.


Right to Life UK is mobilising voters to contact their native MP candidates and ask them to signal the End of Life Protection Pledge. 

The pledge asks candidates to decide to defending the susceptible by voting in opposition to makes an attempt to introduce assisted suicide or euthanasia, and as a substitute endorse correctly funded, high quality palliative care. 

The marketing campaign has been launched following contemporary makes an attempt in Parliament to vary the legislation on assisted suicide. 

Recent polling of MPs by YouGov discovered that solely 35% of MPs help altering the legislation to permit docs to help within the suicide of somebody affected by a terminal sickness. 

Polling of docs specialising in palliative care has additionally revealed robust opposition the legalisation of assisted suicide – 82% of members of the Association for Palliative Medicine and 83% of docs surveyed by the British Medical Council are opposed.

Nearly two thirds (62%) of individuals dwelling with a incapacity polled by the charity SCOPE expressed concern {that a} change within the legislation would result in elevated strain on individuals with disabilities to finish their lives prematurely.

Half the overall inhabitants (51%) has expressed considerations about terminally individuals feeling pressured to finish their lives, in response to polling by ComRes.

The Vote to Do No Harm is asking MPs to decide to plugging the £77m funding hole at present confronted by hospices throughout the nation to make sure that terminally sick individuals have entry to high quality palliative care on the finish of their lives.

A 2022 briefing to Parliament estimated that some 100,000 persons are unable to entry the palliative care they want every year.  

Spokesperson for Right To Life UK, Catherine Robinson, stated: “In the following Parliament, we count on the assisted suicide foyer to return with new makes an attempt to introduce assisted suicide.

“We are urging voters to have interaction with their native MP candidates and advocate for the safety of probably the most susceptible in our society this election.

“There is at present a serious hole within the provision of palliative care providers within the United Kingdom. It is estimated that over 100,000 individuals who want palliative care die every year with out receiving it.

“The UK wants correctly funded high-quality palliative take care of these on the finish of their life, not assisted suicide.”



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